Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Dec 2007 14:28 UTC, submitted by ghen
NetBSD "The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce that release 4.0 of the NetBSD operating system is now available. NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system available for many platforms, from 64-bit Opteron machines and desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Its clean design and advanced features make it excellent in both production and research environments, and it is user-supported with complete source. Many applications are easily available through pkgsrc, the NetBSD Packages Collection."
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Congratulations NetBSD!
by jace78 on Wed 19th Dec 2007 14:40 UTC
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Looks like it is time to upgrade my IBM Z50.

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NetBSD 4.0 Released
by bradley on Wed 19th Dec 2007 15:04 UTC
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I'm glad to see it advance onward... whatever you guys behind this great os do.... don't stop!

Keep up the good work NetBSD developers.

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by Duffman on Wed 19th Dec 2007 15:10 UTC
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I am waiting for Stallman comments ;)

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RE: ok
by Kishe on Wed 19th Dec 2007 21:07 UTC in reply to "ok"
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He will declare that NetBSD is evil because you can surf on sites with non-free software in it with the browser that comes with NetBSD!

RMS is great programmer but other than that he's non-practical fanatic.

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by patrick_ on Wed 19th Dec 2007 15:24 UTC
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Cool! I really like NetBSD. I've used Linux for a few years now, and decided to try something different a few months ago. NetBSD is very fast, clean, and minimal. A great stable kernel.

Congrats to the NetBSD project. I certainly hope they meet their goals for their fundraising campaign, as well.

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Its not even on their site...
by dindin on Wed 19th Dec 2007 15:24 UTC
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I just check and they have not announced it there yet ;)

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RE: Its not even on their site...
by Alwin on Wed 19th Dec 2007 17:11 UTC in reply to "Its not even on their site..."
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It's on the main page now, but this is often done intentionally for many OS distributions: finish a release, allow for some time so that mirror sites can grab the ISO's, and only *then* announce it widely (followed by a spike in download activity).

Shit... the Sinclair ZX81 I repaired last week, isn't on the list of supported platforms ;-)

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Maybe your inclair is not supported but my Celeron D does for sure. Great work guys. It is time to use it.

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Shit... the Sinclair ZX81 I repaired last week, isn't on the list of supported platforms ;-)

It's not exactly NetBSD, but there are some *NIX type systems for the Z80, like UZI:

You'll need to add a few RAM packs to a ZX81 first though.

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"It's not exactly NetBSD, but there are some *NIX type systems for the Z80, like UZI:"

Wow, this seems to be a chance to have a UNIX emulator running on the GDR's U880 (Z80 clone) based computers I still have down in the cellar.

On the other hand, maybe it's possible to have some of robotron's CP/M and UNIX style OSes run on the original Sinclair ZX81...

Maybe, one day we get a NetBSD version for the EAW P8000 UNIX machine: - but there's still the original UNIX OS called WEGA, a UNIX System III lookalike.

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RE: Its not even on their site...
by Punktyras on Wed 19th Dec 2007 17:38 UTC
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It in place, and popular, cause my torrent work on 400kbps rate ;)

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Happy new release!
by Beket on Wed 19th Dec 2007 18:38 UTC
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I've been following the netbsd-4 branch and it was very stable (for me) since 4.0RC2.

Congratulations to all the developers and users for this release.

It seems that NetBSD is becoming ``relevant'' again ;)

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NetBSD 4.0 released
by ebasconp on Wed 19th Dec 2007 20:33 UTC
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What a nice birthday present to me!

Thank you NetBSD developers, your OS rocks!

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Update on Z50
by jace78 on Wed 19th Dec 2007 22:36 UTC
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Just finished installing NetBSD 4 on my Z50 and it is looking good. Actually, it works far better than NBSD 3, which had some problems. Xhpc in NBSD 3 was messed up. Thanks again NetBSD!

Edited 2007-12-19 22:39

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torrent files
by reflect on Thu 20th Dec 2007 00:13 UTC
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It's a shame their torrent files are transferred via ftp, as their ftp server only allows for 80 simultaneus users. Those ought to be http links (or hosted on another ftp server with less restrictive settings).

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RE: torrent files
by ghen on Thu 20th Dec 2007 11:24 UTC in reply to "torrent files"
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FYI: the same directory tree is served over http as well.

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by jackson on Thu 20th Dec 2007 14:59 UTC
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It seems that the 2007-Q3 pkgsrc tarball is the latest stable tarball but there is no modular-xorg-server package in x11. How does one install modular xorg from binary packages in NetBSD 4.0?

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Where is NetBSD?
by ddd_ on Fri 21st Dec 2007 15:31 UTC
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After this its feels kinda sad to hear from NetBSD..

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RE: Where is NetBSD?
by mawei on Fri 21st Dec 2007 20:55 UTC in reply to "Where is NetBSD?"
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The mail is over a year old, so what's your point about NetBSD 4.0 and NetBSD in general? The question "Where is NetBSD?" doesn't make much sense and you better ask "where is NetBSD for me?" - NetBSD 4.0 is a good start to find this out ;)

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